Dual Layer LiteOn Next month ! Wooohoooo!

The Taiwaneese drive manufacturer LiteOn has a similar roadmap. A writer with 8x for DVD±R and 2.4x for DVD+R9 is expected in April, while the 16x version will probably be out in June.
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Well i think i will hold on to my old A05 until at least next month and see how well the x8 Liteon baby will perform.

What would be real nice is to hear that the x8 dual layer will have same chipset as x16 Dual layer & open the possibility for a fantastic MOD upgrade.

that is good news, but what would be even better news is if we can oc some of the older drives to the dual layer drive (I doubt thats possible due to differences in the laser and soforth)

Are there any other dual layer drives on the market now?
Is there dual layer media on the market now?

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Originally posted by ccb056
[B]Are there any other dual layer drives on the market now?
Is there dual layer media on the market now?

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No and euh no!

DL by Sony

http://www.digitalvideoediting.com/2004/03_mar/news/e3jpa3wb.htm

Well i can’t wait for 16x DL. I was gonne buy another 8x in the next few week but i think i might as well wait for the 16x

LiteOn is making Sony’s newly-announced DL drive, right? I recall there was some discussion a little back about whether LiteOn will be manufacturing all of Sony’s DVD burners or only the ones that aren’t on the cutting edge.

I bet a lot of blank media that Liteon will not have its own dual layer product ready next month. Sony’s dual layer drive won’t have anything to do with Liteon either.

Yesterday I ordered a SOHW-812S. Today I cancelled the order. :cool:

I will probably manage to wait another two months for the dual layer. :stuck_out_tongue:

BenQ and Philips have announced that some of their current drives can be upgraded to dual layer with a firmware upgrade within the next few months.

It would be a good idea if LiteOn would follow the same strategy, i.e. be able to buy a SOHW-812S now and be able to upgrade the firmware to DL in 2 months or so. :iagree:

Can I withdraw my previous bet please? :wink:

Originally posted by dhc014
Can I withdraw my previous bet please? :wink:

NOPE.

I need a lot of blank media for my next “DL” DVDRW drive.
YUDEN000T02 please, hehe… :cool: :bigsmile:

Hmmmm, I still don’t get it, unless it’s just to have the latest and greatest (I do love my Radeon 9800 pro though…)

a-hem, anyway, $5-6 a disc, slow write speeds (2.4), the only reason I could see having one would be to write a movie un-compressed, but even then, 1) waiting 45 minutes +, 2) at $$ (almost 5 times the cost for media) and 3) to see hardly a difference in quality (vs shrink and at 70% with trailers fully compressed), I just don’t see it yet.

Give me 8.x speeds, $2.00 a disc and that’s more like it.

Not to mention, how compatible they will be with stand alones…hopefully, just as good as film dvd’s, but if the argument is data, 6 single DVD’s ($6.00 total) at 8X, (for a total 26.4 gigs) vs 8 gigs, hmmmmmmmmmm.

By summer if the data is stable, cheaper and at 4.x speeds, then maybe.

Just because it’s exciting news :bigsmile:

Most people agree with your points and have talked about it quite allot actually. But it doesn’t change the fact it’s exciting news! :smiley:

Thanks Ssseth, it’s just that I got mine recently (as you know) and it blazes at 8X, and can even back up movies at 8X that look great. Have several HD’s with tons of space now…

I’m one of those, “…it’s never fast enough”" sorts…, like, remember when you first got broadband you where like WOW, fast, cool, now it’s not fast enough,…?

going to 2X would seem like a drag,slow plus more $$ to boot.

Thanks all…

:bigsmile:

Originally posted by retroz
[B]going to 2X would seem like a drag,slow plus more $$ to boot.

Thanks all…

:bigsmile: [/B]

I’d suspect that the first layer would be burnt at 8x, and the 2nd layer would be burnt at 2.4x.

Rather than both being burnt at 2.4x.

Nope, your wrong there… Dual Layer DVD’s can only be burnt at 2.4x for both layers… If I recall correctly, the Dual Layer disks only support 2.4x themselves…

Makes sense. If you put too much power into the first layer, it might bleed into the second layer and cause problems. And vice-versa. Probably the same reason why each layer in a pressed DL disc can be read at only 8x, even in a 16x drive.

Originally posted by TripleH
Nope, your wrong there… Dual Layer DVD’s can only be burnt at 2.4x for both layers… If I recall correctly, the Dual Layer disks only support 2.4x themselves…

I’d have thought the engineers would have been smart enough to offset the second layer enough so that the 2nd layers tracks would lie between the first layers tracks. (wishful thinking)

What is the spacing between tracks on a DVD anyway? Relative to the actual width +/- tolerances of the track.

I thought I read somewhere that the first layer (or maybe the second) does burn faster then 2.4x…

Originally posted by Ssseth
I thought I read somewhere that the first layer (or maybe the second) does burn faster then 2.4x…

Maybe just 16x for single layer disks :wink:

Originally posted by Ssseth
I thought I read somewhere that the first layer (or maybe the second) does burn faster then 2.4x…

I read that too. It was the first layer thsat was supposed to burn at the normal faster speed then the second layer @2.4 speed.
There was also the argument about whether the second layer would have to be filled with dummy files to get each layer to be seen as being the same size.